The Southwestern College theater department will present the musical “Ordinary Days” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28 and at 2 p.m. Sept. 29 in Messenger Recital Hall in the Darbeth Fine Arts Building.

According to director Allyson Moon, “Ordinary Days” is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.

Author Adam Gwon explains what the show is about.

“‘Ordinary Days’ tells the stories of four people struggling to connect,” Gwon said. “It’s made up of pieces that, like its characters, reveal themselves to be part of a much bigger story than we might have first imagined. It’s about realizing that the pieces of our lives, as jumbled as they may seem, do fit together, even if we have to shift our perspective to see it.”

The cast includes Shawn Knepper as Warren; Brynn Hampton as Deb; Avery Hogan as Jason; and Hannah Breshears as Claire. 

Aiden Wells-Filbert is the collaborative pianist for the show. Other production crew include Telara Day, stage manager; Miranda Hofmeister, box office manager; Jenni Warren, costume designer; Emma Bate, house manager; Kenny Allman, lighting designer and technical director; Brandon Oleson, master electrician; Maya Damron, props master; Jacob Reynolds, scenic designer; Tori Sublett, sound designer; and Carson Davis, paint charge.

“Ordinary Days” does contain some adult language.

SC students and employees are free. For tickets, contact the SC performing arts office at (620) 221-7720 or (620) 229-6272 or email

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